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  • terayon
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    I like "Obsidian." Or if we're going for understated, "Dark."

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  • binje
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    I wear a lot of black. I have more black shoes than are useful for one person. But - now that my angsty teen years are well behind me, I rarely do unalleviated black (interior colors don't count). Besides, all-black in ballistic or Cordura is just too tactical-looking for me. I'm also not a fan of black cars, though that has more to do with 1) growing up in the deep South before really good car air-conditioning and 2) it shows dirt and I no longer bother to wash cars.

    This is not to say I will never change my mind or luck into the right black TB bag, just that I'm not feeling it at this stage in my life.

    I think "black" is a perfectly acceptable color name. I just bought a pair of boots in a color called "forge grey" and they are essentially black. I would not have complained if the company had called them "black" even if they are a little wrought-iron looking around the edges. I do enjoy color names, especially when they're evocative ("aubergine" and "verde" just whisper "take me to another country"). If I had to rename black, well, onyx, ebony, coal and obsidian are unmistakably black in my world, so I'd probably go with one of those. Alternately, since aubergine and verde are borrowed, is there a recognizable non-English word that would take over?

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  • adalangdon
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    Originally posted by eWalker View Post
    I am realizing why we don´t see many pictures of all back bag sets, it is hard to take good pictures of then!

    Any tips on how to do it? Mine are not up to the Forum standards...
    Alas, mine are lousy too (see below T__T). I totally agree with you though, @eWalker-- black (especially ballistic) looks very smart, and no photo I've seen can compare to it IRL. I especially like black ballistic SEs, though I imagine a black CP must also be very pretty.

    Anyway, these are the black bags we have at home. My partner uses the SA and Zephyr, and occasionally the SCB (though that bag is strictly speaking his). Black/UV is my favourite combo. When combined with our need for work-appropriate stuff, that accounts for pretty much all the black bags in this house . . .

    Back row: Black/Steel Ego w/ camo stripe (yay camo), Black/Steel Swift, Black/Iberian SA, Black/UV S19, Black/Wasabi Dyneema Zephyr
    Front row: Black/Wasabi Imago, Black/UV LS, Black/Wasabi MCB (from the Port Angeles days), Black parapack/Steel parapack SCB, Black/UV SE + a black parapack FOC and Black/Solar PP hiding in my PU

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  • eWalker
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    I am realizing why we don´t see many pictures of all back bag sets, it is hard to take good pictures of then!

    Any tips on how to do it? Mine are not up to the Forum standards...

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  • Janine
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    @Badger, your Stealth Alec and I are still being stealthy together! Did you see us just sneak past? No? That's because we are so STEALTHY!

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  • Melissa
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    ......black/Iberian/cork.....I feel complete!

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  • dorayme
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    I like how TB trims all of the bags in black. I used to prefer all black bags, but TB has so many pretty and functional colors, I find I can still look just as nice without needing to have a fully black bag.

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  • scribe
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    Originally posted by eWalker View Post
    So many questions...

    . What color combos you favor?
    . What color accessories do you like to use on your beautiful dauntless TB bags!!
    . Do you like only off blacks (dark colors) or you like to mix and match with other brighter colors?
    . Are you a winter person (seasonal color reference)?
    . Is black your choice just for travel bags?
    . What do you think would be a nice alternative name for the black color on TB bags?
    1. I like black with a dramatic lining such as wasabi or iberian, but I also love aubergine as an exterior colour, preferably with wasabi interior.

    2. Mostly steel and UV, to contrast with the wasabi, though I have wasabi and iberian accessories as well.

    3. I prefer dark or muted colours for bag exteriors: black, steel, aubergine, forest, olive.

    4. No. I'm a Soft Deep Autumn, so I look best in muted colours in both warm and cool hues.

    5. Not especially - I'd love a WF in aubergine but I wanted backpack straps and they only had aubergine in the rollerboard pocket version when I was ordering mine, so I went with black/wasabi as next best. And I have a black/iberian SE because that's a good combo for formal occasions.

    6. Black is fine with me - unlike other colours, black doesn't come in a range of shades and hues, so it doesn't need a fancy name to define it.

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  • sturbridge
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    I have a black ballistic side effect and black dyneema for my Little Swift and small shopping bag. I prefer red as an accent color. I only pick black because it goes with everything, and I own a lot of black clothes and shoes. I'd really like a nice warm red in parapack but since I've been around this year, I haven't seen anything like that. I'd also scoop up anything in the brown family for similar reasons, that they easily go with lots of things. I am not a purple girl, and I'd only use anything bright colored (bring back PUNCH) for smaller items, not travel luggage.

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  • dorayme
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    I like your cord pulls, they definitely add a happy flair to your SA.

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  • Rocks
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    I have to wear blacks at work, like a behind the scenes ninja, so in bags and accessories I try to go for color. Trouble is, black is so cool looking. I got an Aeronaut off ebay, and it's the color I thought I'd never like (too boring) : Black/Steel. I call it the Black Hole, and it's awesome.
    I find navy the most beautiful ballistic color.
    I don't like steel ballistic.
    Black Dyneema is beautiful.
    For accessories I like wasabi.

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  • adalangdon
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    . What color combos you favor?
    -Black (or Steel) with Solar is my #1 favourite! UV a distant second, and Iberian an even more distant third.

    . What color accessories do you like to use on your beautiful dauntless TB bags!!
    -Anything colourful enough for me to find easily.

    . Do you like only off blacks (dark colors) or you like to mix and match with other brighter colors?
    -My first choice is a bright colour. Black is really only for work/internships.

    . Is black your choice just for travel bags?
    -It's my only viable option for work bags. I have a black ballistic/Iberian SA with MPs (see pic) with a black ballistic/steel Swift on the way. But I've de-ninja-ed my SA a little by adding garish paracord pulls. (Black pulls are hard to find against black fabric.)

    Here's a pic of my SA (have included a panda bonus to make up for the bad iPhone pics). I'll be sure to post one of my Swift after it's arrived and been kitted out properly for work.

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  • dorayme
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    Originally posted by eWalker View Post
    Dear Bihners,

    AERONAUT 30 on:

    . Black Balistic / Steel Dyneema - on pre-order util Late September
    . Black Balistic / Wasabi Dyneema - on backorder util Late September
    . Black Balistic / Iberian Dyneema - on backorder util Late September

    All other color combos are for pre-order util Mid-August

    NIGHT FLIGHT TRAVEL DUFFLE on:

    . Black Balistic / Steel Dyneema - on back util Late September
    . Black Balistic / Wasabi Dyneema - on backorder util Late September

    Other color combos are for pre-order util Mid-August

    TRI-STAR on:

    . Black Balistic / Steel Dyneema - on backorder util Late September

    I was looking at the product pages and realized that there must be many Bihners that like black bags, since they are selling fast, then I asked myself WHERE ARE THEN and WHERE ARE THEIR POSTS/PHOTOS?!

    I thought about starting a post to ask Bihners to share more about their black bags and thought about some cool names like:

    . TB Ninja Society
    . TB Stealth Guild
    . TB MIB Group
    . TB GrayMan Traveller Association
    . TB Dauntless Fraternity

    When I made the list, I realized that most names are related to secrecy and low profile!!

    Is this true or is just that is so much harder to take great pictures of black bags?

    When I was still wannabe persian cat breeder, I visited a reference cat breeder, and when she showed me her best cats, I noticed several beautiful black cats that I had never seen on her ads and asked her for the reason. She smilled and said that she loved then, but was soooo hard to take good close up pictures of then, that she only mentioned then in the text. She added... That never stopped then to be one of their best selling colors!

    Is the same happening with TB black bags owners?

    Another thing that struck me, why black is the only color that that doesn´t have a nice, poetic name? Why not ebony, onix, nori, starless?

    Please, please people, I would love to see more pictures of black bags on the Forums!!

    So many questions...

    . What color combos you favor?
    . What color accessories do you like to use on your beautiful dauntless TB bags!!
    . Do you like only off blacks (dark colors) or you like to mix and match with other brighter colors?
    . Are you a winter person (seasonal color reference)?
    . Is black your choice just for travel bags?
    . What do you think would be a nice alternative name for the black color on TB bags?

    My choice was black/steel combo with wasabi accessories!!

    Can´t post my family photos now because their trip is schedule to happen only on Mid-August, but I promise that I will!

    Hoping to hear and see from our stealth colleges...
    Wait a minute, if I prefer Steel in all things TB, does it make me Abnegation?

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  • aquaris85
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    My black/steel Ego with cayenne and navy stripe, and black/solar Co-pilot due for delivery in 2 days!

    I hope it comes tomorrow though. UPS tracking indicates that it's in my country, Singapore, already. Since it's Sunday today, I figured it could be sent tomorrow since we're a small country. Please let it be tomorrow...


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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  • Moose
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    ewalker,
    I like GrayMan Traveller Association or GTA for short. I really like black bags. My favorite color combination would be black with a ultraviolet interior. While not black, but keeping with the GrayMan concept, I also like steel with a ultraviolet interior. To blow it all out of the water I also love kiwi and just about anything.
    Moose

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